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Dr. Melissa Fischer, MD

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Urology | Female

Michigan Institute of Urology, P.C. 3535 W 13 Mile Rd Ste 407 Royal Oak, MI 48073 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

I have spent my entire adult life studying, training and striving to master the art of medicine. It is my privilege to practice medicine and to work with a staff that is equally committed to patient care.  My practice is subspecialized to address complex female urologic issues, urologic issues related to neurologic disorders, male incontinence and retention.  These issues can dramatically affect a person's quality of life.  I have dedicated myself to do everything in my ability to improve my patient's lives. 

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Biography

Please allow me to introduce myself. I grew up in southeast Michigan and enjoy raising my children in the the Detroit area. I completed a Urology residency at Henry Ford Health Systems (2005) and a fellowship in Urodynamics and Female Urology from New York University (2006). I am a Board Certified Urologist and subspecialty certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. I have enjoyed practicing at William Beaumont Hospitals since 2006.

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    Dr. Fischer's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fischer to family and friends
    3.1
    based on 25 total surveys (11 with reviews)
    Dr. Fischer Says:

    I want my patients to know that I do read and appreciate all patient comments. I understand your experience in my office is personal and your time valuable. Please respect the fact that I take my oath and my patients' privacy seriously.  I will never directly respond to a comment. I constantly strive to deliver quality patient care in a supportive and professional environment. 

    Dr. Fischer's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (11)
    Dr. Fischer has a gentle touch and used to explain everything. Lately, I have found her more distant and willing to hand over my office visit to a Fellow from Oakland University where Dr. Fischer teaches. My concern is that she would schedule procedures just to give the Fellow experience. My last visit, without asking for my permission, Dr. Fisher had the Fellow do the examination. I knew nothing about this person and I lost trust in Dr. Fischer. I filed a complaint with my insurance company.
    in Michigan |
    Was looking for dr who had certain qualifications: female (could personally identify w/ organs); exp. w/ both gyno & uro systems; command of English language. Read reviews: some liked/others didn't. Rolled dice since (on paper) had all the above. Result? Long wait, short/rushed visit, never felt heard or got questions answered. Another woman walking out of office voluntarily commented to me she just had a disappointing/bad experience and turns out it was the same dr. Don't see this doctor!
    in Smyrna, GA |
    My mother was admitted to the ER with two large kidney stones. Dr. Fischer is (or was) my mom's urologist. We got ahold of Dr. Fischer & she's spoke with my mom. She was very rude saying things like, "I'm 45 minutes behind schedule because I had to call you". What kind of patient care is that? Then she's cancelled my mother's surgery to get them taken out because she didn't want to deal with her. Horrible Dr. & bedside manner. I wouldn't recommend her if she wasn't the last Dr. on Earth!
    Wixom,Mi |
    Very thorough and to the point. Explains things well!
    Madison Heights, MI |
    The experience I had with her made me rule out EVER returning. She left the room when I still had questions. It's not as if you know the appt has ended, but she is avoiding more conversation. The kicker: She called in my prescription. Didn't know she'd done it. Wanted to change the location. She got loud, "That's why I asked you!" Seriously? I am a paying patent. The staff seemed uncomfortable w/ her speaking to me that way too. Very poor experience. She needs more empathy and humility. SAD.
    in Royal Oak, MI |
    I was very impressed with Dr. Fischer's professionalism, courteousness and ability/willingness to listen. She answered all of my questions and suggested an alternative diagnosis for my urology issue. She quickly wrote orders for additional tests and was available for a follow-up appointment the following week. Her staff is also very courteous and helpful. Top marks all around.
    in Royal Oak, MI |
    I went to her as a new patient and came the requested 20 minutes prior to my appt. I ended up waiting over an hour past my appt. time. I understand things happen, but this was my first impression of Dr. Fischer and I was not happy. If she does not take the time to schedule herself effectively, how can I entrust her with my care? I was not told she was running late, or offered an apology. I did not end up seeing Dr. Fischer and I will be seeking care from a more considerate urologist.
    Royal Oak, MI |
    I don't have enough nice things to say about Dr. Fischer and her staff, I would highly recommend her.
    Royal Oak, MI |
    Missed an ultra sound appt last year. New follow up for back to back UTIs. When asked about it on new appt day I apologized and explained about anxiety. She mentioned it 3-4 times in a row. It wasn't personal. Took two phone calls during my appt. Regardless of severity, this was a follow up. Don't miss an appt, you will feel unwelcome and like you are wasting her time when you show up, might as well not have shown up at all. Only plus is I got preventatives I needed, could get those elsewhere.
    in Sterling Heights, MI |
    Staff is nice, but doctor is don't care about you. Waited for dr , 55 min!!! She spent with me 11 min!!! Rescheduled my follow up appointment with no reason, without apology, without explanation. Asked her some questions, she replied we will talk about next time. What????!!!
    in Berkley, MI |
    The staff at the Beaumont-Royal Oak office was very cordial and professional in making my first visit to their office as pleasant as possible. My privacy was an upmost concern. Dr. Fischer was on-time and very nice. She took the time to get to know my history and what medical condition brought me to her office. She was very gentle in her examination process. She gave me her analysis of my situation and options for going forward. I visit many medical offices and her's was top-notch. Recommended.
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    Dr. Fischer says...

    Please allow me to introduce myself. I grew up in southeast Michigan and enjoy raising my children in the the Detroit area. I completed a Urology residency at Henry Ford Health Systems (2005) and a fellowship in Urodynamics and Female Urology from New York University (2006). I am a Board Certified Urologist and subspecialty certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. I have enjoyed practicing at William Beaumont Hospitals since 2006.

    Dr. Fischer's Care Philosophy

    I have spent my entire adult life studying, training and striving to master the art of medicine. It is my privilege to practice medicine and to work with a staff that is equally committed to patient care.  My practice is subspecialized to address complex female urologic issues, urologic issues related to neurologic disorders, male incontinence and retention.  These issues can dramatically affect a person's quality of life.  I have dedicated myself to do everything in my ability to improve my patient's lives. 

    Dr. Fischer says...

    In addition to General Urology, my subspecialties include:

    Pelvic Prolapse

    Geriatric Urology

    Urinary Incontinence

    Overactive Bladder Syndrome

    Complex Voiding Disorders (retention, male incontinence, OAB)

    Neurourology

    Urinary Tract Infections

    Dr. Fischer says...

    In addition to General Urology and Kidney stone procedures, my subspecialties include:

    Robotic Female Reconstruction

    Vaginal reconstruction

    Pelvic Fistulae Surgery

    Botox injection into Bladder and Pelvic Floor

    Neuromodulation Interstim Implant

    Male sling and artificial sphincter procedures for incontinence

    Dr. Fischer says...

    I want my patients to know that I do read and appreciate all patient comments. I understand your experience in my office is personal and your time valuable. Please respect the fact that I take my oath and my patients' privacy seriously.  I will never directly respond to a comment. I constantly strive to deliver quality patient care in a supportive and professional environment. 

    Dr. Fischer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Urology
    •  Board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Urology
    •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Urology

    Conditions Treated

    • Female Urinary Stress Incontinence
    • Hernia
    • Hydrocele
    • Neurogenic Bladder
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
    • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse

    Education

    • Medical School
      Wayne State University School of Medicine

      Graduated in 1999

    • Internship Hospital
      Henry Ford Hosp Hlth Sys

      Completed in 2000

    • Residency Hospital
      Henry Ford Hosp Hlth Sys

      Completed in 2005

    • Fellowship Hospital
      New York University / College of Medicine

      Completed in 2006

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

      Graduated in 1993

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Urology
    • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Biofeedback
    • Bladder Suspension Surgery
    • Electrical Stimulation
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Neuromodulation
    • Prostate Removal
    • Urethral Sling
    • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery